Tyson CEO Donnie Smith's 2012 Salary at $7.8 Million

The salaries of executive of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale remained largely unchanged in 2012, according to the meat processor's annual proxy statement, released Friday.

The company (NYSE: TSN), which logged a record $33 billion in annual sales this year, reported President and CEO Donnie Smith with total compensation of $7.8 million, up slightly from $7.7 million in 2011. Smith's base salary remained unchanged at $900,000.

Other executives and their compensation:

John Tyson, chairman of the board, received total compensation of $4.2 million, up from $3.3 million in 2011. Tyson's base salary remained unchanged at $500,000.

Dennis Leatherby, executive vice president and chief financial officer, received total compensation of $2.6 million, up slightly from 2011. His base salary was $554,442, up from $550,000 in 2011.

Donnie King, senior group vice president of poultry and prepared foods, received total compensation of $3 million, up slightly from 2011. His base salary was $534,846, up from $530,000 in 2011.

James V. Lochner, chief operating officer, received total compensation of $7.8 million, up from $7.7 million in 2011. His base salary was $907,269, up from $900,000 in 2011.

Noel White, senior group vice president of fresh meats, received total compensation of $3.2 million, down from $3.8 million in 2011. His base salary was $534,846, up from $530,000 in 2011.

Tyson Foods has scheduled its annual shareholders meeting for 10 a.m., Feb. 1, at the Holiday Inn Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale.